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Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. Photo: Transom/PRX.

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country — big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. Outdoor Explorer returns next week.

KSKA: Thursday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Charles Wohlforth

Denali Highway & Tangle Lakes

Denali Highway & Tangle Lakes

While tourists ride the buses into Denali National Park, Alaskans are driving, cycling, hiking and canoeing the other Denali — The Denali Highway, an unpaved road to the wilderness leading from Paxson through the Alaska Range to Cantwell. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll learn about this spectacular alpine route, the incredible outdoor opportunities, and the archeology of the place. Ancient people left evidence of the some of the earliest human travel in the Americas.

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History of Anchorage’s Trails and Greenbelts

History of Anchorage’s Trails and Greenbelts

On the next Outdoor Explorer we’ll dive into the history behind Anchorage’s greenbelts, bike and ski trails.

KSKA: Thursday, June 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Long-Distance Bike Adventures

Long-Distance Bike Adventures

Can you imagine biking around the world? On the next Outdoor Explorer, hear from two French cyclists – a CPA and a postal worker – who doing just that. We’ll also hear about cycle-touring in Alaska, too, and the best routes and tips for your own trip.

KSKA: Thursday, June 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Action and Scenic Photography

Action and Scenic Photography

Using a camera to capture the spectacular places and outdoor sports we love can seem like an impossible task. On the next Outdoor Explorer, join us with two guests who have dedicated their lives to making amazing photographs that bring the outdoors to life.

KSKA: Thursday, May 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Air Quality and Lung Health for Athletes

Air Quality and Lung Health for Athletes

The air you breathe keeps you alive, and it should always be pure and healthy, but for outdoor athletes, air quality means much more, whether you’re an elite runner or if you are just huffing and puffing up a hill on your bicycle. On today’s show, we’re going to learn about both parts of this equation: the quality of our air in Anchorage and around Alaska, and how our bodies handle the air, including how our lungs respond to pollution.

KSKA: Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Rockhounding and Fossils

Rockhounding and Fossils

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about rockhounding with folks who get serious about geology. We’ll also spend time with scientists who find real treasures, the fossils of dinosaurs that once lived in Alaska.

KSKA: Thursday, May 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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On Outdoor Explorer you're invited to step outside in Alaska. Follow host Charles Wohlforth to a new trail or fishing fishing hole. Learn what to pack, when to go and how to stay safe.

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